Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, this brilliantly daring novel is shocking and delightful. Christina Moore's vibrant narration conspires with Katherine Dunn's evocative, energetic prose to shock us at seeing something of ourselves in these exotic characters.
©1998 Katherine Dunn; (P)1999 Recorded Books
Say something about yourself!
great story.. it was hard to follow at time but only cause im slow.. got hooked and stuck it out.. good ending.. great book.
This book took me forever to finish. It was an incredibly different, and strange, book but it definitely dragged on in spots for me. Frequent time/plot changes didn't help. You'd get involved in the story of the main character's adult life issues with her daughter, and then it would go back to her childhood for hours, so hard to stay involved at times and tough to keep characters straight. However, very thought-provoking and a different way to look at life, but full of a lot of characters who were 'ugly' inside so at times hard to feel a lot of sympathy. Overall, I'm glad I listened to it, but I didn't feel good at the end.
Definitely worth the credit, very original. Tired of yet another zombie,werewolf, vampire book I was looking for something original. It is a fantasy twist with wit and heart. The protagonist is pathetic but lovable. The story entertaining and twisty. I enjoyed it. However a warning for the tender eared, a few moments of foul language and crudity are sprinkled in.
all books horror. especially zombie
couldn't recommend this book highly enough especially for fans of adult horror. narrator does a fantastic job and the story is riveting
Outrageous, honest, and candid.
Chick, he is the perfect ever loving vegetarian. He would rather be in pain than cause it.
She is AMAZING! She makes it seem like you are in their world.
I cried a lot... But it was a good thing.
There is nothing quite like this book!
As disturbing as this book was I loved (some of ) the characters. The book is so well written and I would highly recommend it.
I have loved this book for years-- the plot, the linguistic gymnastics, the bizarre characters-- but this reader takes it to another level. I love her as the voice of Olympia, which is not easy as she is supposed to be a narrator herself. She also captures the rhythm of carnival life in a way that makes me believe this story was meant to be read.
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